Bradley Voytek

Bradley Voytek
Associate Professor and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Fellow, UC San Diego

Website | @bradleyvoytek

Bradley Voytek, PhD is a UCSF neuroscientist making use of data, brain-computer interfacing, and machine learning to figure out cognition. He is also the Data Evangelist for the San Francisco-based on-demand car service, Uber, Inc. Brad is an avid science teacher, outreach advocate, and world zombie brain expert. He’s spoken at events ranging from elementary schools to Ignite, TEDxBerkeley, @GoogleTalks, and SciFoo. His research and science writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Wired, Forbes, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and Scientific American. He runs the blog Oscillatory Thoughts (, tweets at @bradleyvoytek, and co-created with his wife Jessica Bolger Voytek.


Data Science Ballroom AB
Bradley Voytek (UC San Diego )
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With more data come more problems. Did you know Excel dates begin on January 1, 1900? Unless you're using the OS X version, then dates begin on January 1, 1904. Or Unix time, which begins January 1, 1970. These pervasive, easily-overlooked gremlins are the bane of any data scientist and in this session I will explore a variety of these little nuisances. Read more.


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